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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 48 (search)
d-by to Sherman! February 7 A snow four inches in depth on the ground, and snowing. Last night Governor Smith, President Davis, Senator Oldham (Texas), Rev. Mr. Duncan, Methodist preacher, and a Yankee Baptist preacher, named Doggell, or Burroughs, I believe, addressed a large meeting in the African Church, on the subject of the Peace Mission, and the ultimatum of the United States authorities. The speakers were very patriotic and much applauded. President-Davis (whose health is so feellowing easy communication between Richmond and the enemy, begun by Mr. Benjamin, and continued by his successors! It will ruin us, and would destroy any cause. Next, our papers will announce the fall of Wilmington. Three preachers-Hloge, Burroughs, and Edwards — have sent in a proposition to the President, to take the stump and obtain subscriptions of rations for the troops. The President marks it special, and refers it to the Secretary for attention and advice. Humbugged to the end!